Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ramen Ten @ Cityvibe

The Oyaku Chicken Ramen (picture above) from Ramen Ten looks appetizing with its fine selection of vibrant colours - freshly green lettuce, tasty dark green seaweed, soft orange carrot cubes and tender chicken meat. Add another $2 for the big bowl ramen will guaranteed you a full and satisfying stomach for the day. The soup base was boiled to just the correct sweetness (compliments to the chef) that it was neither too salty nor blend. Overall, I would find this dish above average, though not really that delicious until it would blow my mind off. Bring along your Safra card if you want to enjoy their 50% off on 2nd order promotion..
For the staffs, I find that they are very helpful and patience. They took great length to make sure that the customers know what are the current promotions they are having in the store so that the patrons would not miss out on any possible good deals. Whenever they have any doubts, they would come back and re-verify with the customers so that the orders are being made to what the customers actually wanted. Though this is part of the basic service skills that all the waiter / waitress should have, but, I still appreciate them for their efforts.
Rate: 6.5/10

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wigan 0 - 5 Manchester United 220809 Highlight

That is really the best game they played so far!

G.I Joe: Rise Of Cobra

Synopsis: Set approximately ten years in the near future, a special military unit known as the "G.I. Joe" arises from the Cobra Organisation, vowing to take down any crime organisation led by a notorious arms dealer. With their team operating from the headquarters known as "The Pit," the film will include stunning locations from the Arctic, Paris, Moscow, Australia and the Sahara desert. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
A futuristic film with a great deal of help from computer animations. Well, the gadgets they used seems cool, especially the hydraulic machines that allows you to run faster, carry more heavy loaded fire power and access to all the other information that you need just by thinking it. If the guys are going reservist, then they will have no worries of carrying heavy load anymore. =p The film on the whole is pretty average, nothing extraordinary that wowed me over. I would recommend to have a go at the movie if you have nothing better to do on a lazy weekend afternoon, otherwise, don't waste the money. It can be better used elsewhere. An interesting idea from the movie is the development of a nano bug that can eat up metal. I wonder if they can be programmed to eat up the rubbish that we throw everyday and turn them into another form of fuel source.... hmmm...
Rate: 3/5

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince

Synopsis: Lord Voldermort is wreaking havoc throughout Britain as Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts. The pressure to defeat the Dark Lord grows stronger in the young wizard. Using an old Potions Book which previously belonged to the 'Half-Blood Prince', Harry is able to increase his magical knowledge and prepare for battle. However, he must first help Dumbledore discover the secret to Voldermort's quest for immortality - the location of his Horcruxes. But the quest for the Horcruxes and the resulting battle at Hogwarts produce a tragic outcome - leading Harry to believe that he must head out on his own to conquer the Dark Lord. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
The much anticipated harry potter movie is finally here! Continuing its dark undertone, this movie may not seem as good as the previous versions as there are not a lot of magic and battle scenes to be seen. On the contrary, this installment is more geared towards narrating to the viewers the events (past and present) that are building up to the final showdown between harry and Lord Voldermont in the final episode: Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows. A disappointment that I have of the movie is the leaving out of the battle scenes between the death eaters and the professors of Hogwarts at the time Professor Dumbledore was killed. This is probably the most exciting part of the whole series when I am reading the book. A pity indeed. Nevertheless, a pretty well done movie and I eagerly anticipated its final 2 installment.
Rate: 3/5

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Beach Culture @ Watercross

A big thinks to the teacher for organising this wonderful gathering in Beach Culture @ Watercross in Pasir Ris. How long has it been since we the bunch of us from 4L last met? Probably not long ago when the teacher is holding her wedding ceremony. =) I am really glad that after 9 years, there is still a strong bond staying within the core group of our class and we still frequently meet up and update each other. Hopefully, this bond and class spirit will continue for the many years to come.

Beach Culture @ Watercross.Add Image The whole shop is separated into 2 sections - an indoor air-conditioned room which has a nice ambient setting completed with soft lighting and an open air dining should you want to experience some refreshing sea-breeze and relax your evening away. The only complain I had with the shop setup was the rather old and dull ceiling in the air-conditioned room. Everything was nice and cozy in the room, comfortably relaxing in the couch provided, that is at least until you lift your head and catch a glance of the ceiling. The scene before your eyes will surely kill off some of your mood. =p

For the food wise, the class ordered a seafood platter and for me, a combo meal fit for 2 consisting of 1 slab of steak, 1 stack of lamb and 1 serving of chicken meat. I am not particularly impressed with their cooking as I feel that all the meat served are below standard. The steak was pretty raw when I ask for a medium well done. The stack of lamb meat was pretty hard. The only consolation was their chicken serving, which was manageable. However, how bad can a chicken meat goes?

The only recommendation I could give was probably their seafood platter. The calamari ring they served was the biggest size I have ever seen so far. One bite through them could send your taste bud tinkling. For their beverage section, happy hour was until 8pm, which is a draw as most of the alcohol was quite reasonably priced and customers would look forward to ordering them to go with their meals.

As we could not decide on a good after meal activities, we headed to Xin Wang 茶餐厅 for more chit-chat and indulged in a "big" tub of 豆花. A great evening and I hope there will be more to come =)

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Soup Restaurant

It has been quite a long time since I last visited this restaurant, maybe some 1 year ago. Feeling the urge of eating something healthy for a change, *mds* and I decided to give this restaurant a chance to redeem itself (I remember the last time round, they serve us super hard rice!!) and head in to settle our lunch. We ordered their set meal for two, which came with a special promotion to get one of the dish for just only $1. =)
.The Soup Restaurant speciality dish (picture above): Samsul Ginger Chicken is indeed mouthwatering. The juice of it is not in its chicken, but in the sauce they provide in the middle of the dish! The chicken slices are good, but they are not that great. Their meat are tender and not really hard (they give me chicken breast meat, though for the price I pay, I would have expected thigh meat / drumstick meat) =p. For the sauce, I have no idea how they made it, but it contain a well proportioned chicken oil mixed with blended ginger. Placed it into the cabbage leaves they provide, wrap it into a roll and put the whole chunk into your mouth. All you have to do is slowly bite it and let all the juices flow out!! Extremely fattening, I know, but irresistible!!

Second dish: Steam "San Yu" Fish Slices.
The fish slices are all well marinated and cooked to just the correct perfection. They are solid and tender, though I feel that this dish is still lacking a bit of flavour. A good dish though I would not say that they are the best I have ever eaten.
This is the $1 that we ordered: Clay-pot Sea Cucumber.
This dish is slowly brewed with the wings of the ducks and sea cucumber, together with the "tau key" and some vegetables that I do not know the name of. A great combination of ingredients that will leave you wanting for more. A recommendation by me is to eat this dish together with the gravy and rice. Definitely a steal given that this dish only cost $1!!
Third dish: Fried Batry Kai Lan with Tong Kwal
I find this dish a bit weird as they attempt to stir-fry this dish together with Tong Kwal. Maybe personally, I am uncomfortable with the slight bitter taste of the Tong Kwal that are found together with the Kai Lan. Well, overall, I find this dish to be just ok.
An overall view of our lunch. Extremely satisfying! =)